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Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

by Andreas Wagner

“Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature’s many innovations—some uncannily perfect—call for natural principles that accelerate life’s ability to innovate.”

Darwin’s...


Understanding Biocentrism: The True Nature of the Universe Revealed: Discover How Life and Consciousness Unveil the True Nature of The Universe

by Peter Thomas

Have You Ever Wondered About The True Nature Of The Universe? What Is Beyond The Mysterious Beyond? Is There Another Life Somewhere? While many explorers are trying to find answers to our questions, Dr. Robert...


At the Water's Edge: Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea

by Carl Zimmer

Everybody Out of the Pond

At the Water's Edge will change the way you think about your place in the world. The awesome journey of life's transformation from the first microbes 4 billion years ago to Homo sapiens...


The Evolutionist at Large

by Grant Allen

Canadian writer Grant Allen gained prominence as an ardent defender of Darwin's theory of evolution. In this volume, a select group of Allen's writings on the topic of evolution are presented. They range in...


Life and Habit

by Samuel Butler

Though his most popular works were novels, the British author Samuel Butler was also deeply engaged in the scientific community of his time. Originally, he was a strong supporter of Darwin's theory of evolution,...


Charles Darwin

by Grant Allen

After a career in the academy, Canadian-born Grant Allen struck out on his own to make his name as a writer. His early focus was on scientific topics, though he later expanded into fiction, as well. Allen was...


Trilobite: Eyewitness to Evolution

by Richard Fortey

With Trilobite, Richard Fortey, paleontologist and author of the acclaimed Life, offers a marvelously written, smart and compelling, accessible and witty scientific narrative of the most ubiquitous of fossil...


Phylogeography of California: An Introduction

by Kristina A. Schierenbeck

Phylogeography of California examines the evolution of a variety of taxa-ancient and recent, native and migratory-to elucidate evolutionary events both major and minor that shaped the distribution, radiation,...


Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals): The Challenges of Science

by Allan Hunter

First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind's ethical motivation and its relationship with...


Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree: The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

by J. David. Archibald

Leading paleontologist David Archibald explores the rich history of visual metaphors for biological order from ancient times to the present and their influence on human beings’ perception of their place in...


Animal Behavior

by Michael D. Breed & Janice Moore

Animal Behavior uses Tinbergen's four questions-causation, survival value, ontogeny and evolution-to formulate animal behavior and impart logic to the field of scientific inquiry.

Comprised of fifteen chapters,...


Evolution (Routledge Revivals)

by F. B. Jevons

First published in 1900, this philosophical essay on Evolution questions how the acceptance of Evolution as scientific should influence the thoughts and actions of humankind from the perspective of morality...


Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe

by Jim Davies

Why do some things pass under the radar of our attention, but other things capture our interest? Why do some religions catch on and others fade away? What makes a story, a movie, or a book riveting? Why do some...


Epigenetics: Linking Genotype and Phenotype in Development and Evolution

by Benedikt Hallgrímsson & Brian K. Hall

Illuminating the processes and patterns that link genotype to phenotype, epigenetics seeks to explain features, characters, and developmental mechanisms that can only be understood in terms of interactions that...


Virtual Organisms

by Mark Daniel Ward & Mark Ward

Harmless artificial life forms are on the loose on the Internet. Computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve like their biological counterparts. Telecommunications companies are sending small packets...


Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves

by Laurel Braitman

**“Science Friday” Summer Reading Pick**

**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**

**People magazine Best Summer Reads**

“A lovely, big-hearted book…brimming with compassion and the tales of the many,...


The Tree Where Man Was Born

by Peter Matthiessen & Jane Goodall

A timeless and majestic portrait of Africa by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise

A finalist for the National...


The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1995

by Jonathan Weiner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists,...


Introduction to Ecological Biochemistry

by J. B. Harborne

Ecological biochemistry concerns the biochemistry of interactions between animals, plants and the environment, and includes such diverse subjects as plant adaptations to soil pollutants and the effects of plant...


Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

by Laurence Gonzales

“Well-written and fascinating . . . this is the kind of book you want everyone to read.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “Curiosity, awareness, attention,” Laurence Gonzales writes. “Those are the tools of...